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building society. That's all from the BBC News at Six, so it's goodbye
from me, and Good evening and welcome to BBC Look
North. The headlines tonight: Two hospitals told to make urgent
improvements. Inspectors say staff shortages are
affecting care. Still burning after 24 hours ` why
it's not safe to put this fire out yet. I don't want to put a lot of
water on that might contaminate. Crowds turn out to see a victorious
Scunthorpe United parade through the town.
The acorns from Australia that will become hundreds of oak trees in
Hull. Don't forget your detailed weather forecasts that follows in
the next 15 minutes. East Yorkshire's two main hospitals
have been ordered to make urgent improvements after inspectors found
that staff shortages were affecting patient care. The team from the
health watchdog the Care Quality Commission has also demanded action
over allegations of bullying. Management at Hull Royal Infirmary
and Castle Hill say they're already addressing some of the issues raised
in the report. Vicky Johnson's been looking at the report. What's new
about this investigation? This latest CQC inspection is one of
the new`style, more thorough investigations. A team of 45
specialists spent time in all the main departments at both Castle Hill
hospital and the Hull Royal. While some services like critical care and
maternity have been rated as "good", inspectors have identified 20 areas
where the Trust must now improve. These include a review of incident
reporting to ensure staff receive feedback, the cancellation of
outpatient clinics must be kept to a minimum and the hospital must ensure
there are sufficient qualified staff.
Hull's accident and emergency is always busy, but during their
three`day visit in February, inspectors found a department
struggling to cope. Staff shortages were highlighted as a problem. Union
leaders say they're not surprised. We know there is a shortage of
qualified staff. A hospital consultant agreed
staffing is an issue. We don't seem to have enough nursing staff to look
after patients with lots of problems. That is what I think is
the real problem. Inspectors were told that bullying
was a problem, with some staff feeling pressure to put targets
above patient care. Ian Philp, the Trust's chief medical director,
insists this is now being tackled. We are going to commission an
independent organisation to come and talk to our staff and find out what
the problem is. We will not tolerate bullying in the organisation. Staff
should feel they come to work and are supported to do the best they
can for patients. Inspectors also criticised the
practice of patients being moved between wards, often at night. But
visitors to Hull Royal today were full of praise for the hospital.
Excellent service all the time I have been here. I have been coming
for quite awhile and I can't fault them my care. I had a heart attack
last year. They kept me alive. He has had a kidney transplant, and
they could not have been any better. Today's report comes just over two
weeks after the former chief executive Phil Morley resigned.
Officials have refused to link his departure with the criticisms made.
Instead, managers say they're already working on the improvements
needed. The Trust has already announced ?1
million investment to recruit more nurses. Plus they're working with
other organisations to tackle bullying and to improve incident
reporting. Earlier I spoke to Kath Lavery from
Healthwatch, who represent the interests of patients. I asked her
if she was surprised by the findings of the Care Quality Commission
report? With much of it, no. We've known of
the pressures in A for some time. But the staff shortages problems I
think were a surprise in their depth and breadth across the organisation.
This is a damning report. Are the people of Hull and East Yorkshire
being let down by the trust? The report does say that the staff and
the organisation is very caring, they have got good screens across
that indicators. They're saying the services are effective. A hospital
needs three things ` a building, equipment and staff, and you haven't
got the staff. They are not mine. Well, they haven't got the staff.
But the staff that are there are delivering caring services that are
effective, but how long can they continue to do that when they are
obviously short staffed? What are you going to be doing as
HealthWatch? What will you be saying to the trust? Have you got enough
teeth? Yes, I think we do, and already, we have been invited in. We
have been asked to be part of the solution by the new team at the
acute trust, which is very good. Our job is to find out what the public
think. You know what the public think about A and now they hear
junior doctors are being forced to undertake procedures they are not
qualified to do so. That will frighten people. I don't think they
should be frightened. I think they should be ready to give their
opinions when HealthWatch Kingston`upon`Hull, HealthWatch East
Riding of Yorkshire Council go out there to do that in`depth survey and
meeting with people. That's a talking shop. No, it's not. You've
got to find out. Well, this tells you what you need. You need more
people. It does, but that is the CQC's report. What we have to find
out, from my point of view, is what 300,000 people in Hull think and
believe and have experience of in that trust. We got to get all
together, with the East Ridings findings, go into the trust and make
sure that is respected when it comes to a solution. I wish you well with
that. Very good to speak to you. Let us know what you think of this
story. Maybe you or a member of your family has been there. If you're a
patient, is your voice being heard? A ?100 million investment in
Sleaford Town Centre has moved a step closer after Tesco confirmed
its commitment to building a new supermarket and link road in the
town. The district council says it will bring much needed investment to
Sleaford, but not everyone is happy with the plans, as Jake Zuckerman
reports. Sleaford's recreation ground. Land
North Kesteven district council says must be sacrificed for the good of
the town. It's a saga that's dragged on since 2009, when Tesco won
planning permission for a new store on this disused site. In order to
connect the new Tesco with the rest of the town, the company is paying
for a link road that will cross the town's recreation ground ` and will
also allow new flats, offices and shops to be built at the derelict
bass maltings. They need a strip of land here on the recreation ground.
The mature trees behind me would have to be felt, at the town council
that owns the land is refusing to sell it. The district council plans
to force them to sell. We would like to see Sleaford grow and develop and
be the type of market Many in the town oppose the scheme, which would
also see this level crossing closed to traffic. But restaurant owner
Martin Crute says the scheme is long overdue. Town we want. Tesco has
confirmed plans to go ahead. It's a statement of intent that
gives the district council the confidence to move forward with
compulsory purchase. Fire crews say they could be dealing with a fire at
a recycling centre in Scunthorpe for another two days. The fire, which
started yesterday evening, is now under control but there's been more
disruption in the area during the day, as Simon Spark reports. The
fire could be seen over ten miles away. Flames are still visible from
inside the building. There are wider issues and good reasons why the Fire
Service cannot simply put this out. What I don't want to do is put a lot
of water on that might contaminate. It is having an effect on
businesses. It is affecting everybody in the area. What can we
do? Some haven't been able to open at all and can only watch and wait.
The Thomson family told is that despite attempts by members of the
family, the blaze took hold before the Fire Service arrived. One of the
sons was treated for smoke inhalation. They say they are
distraught. This evening, it is still unclear how long the Fire
Service will need to stay on scene. They say it is likely to run into
Thursday, possibly Friday before this fire is fully extinguished. An
investigation has begun after a 77`year`old man died when his car
was hit by the train on a level crossing. The train driver has been
treated for shock. None of the passengers were hurt. The line was
closed until early afternoon. 80 jobs could go at a turkey factory
near Grimsby. Lincs Turkeys in Grainthorpe, which is owned by
Bernard Matthews, is likely to close as a consultation begins with its
workforce. The company says it's because of fewer Christmas orders.
The farming operation in Grainthorpe will remain unchanged.
It is the 10th anniversary of the sat now.
Is it? We will that headline. `` we will
look at the headline. There will be some patchy rain spreading north
eastwards later. Before that, dry intervals but this system will push
its rain late in the day. The next few days look very unsettled with
heavy downpours. You can see, clouds were moving in from the West. A
number of showers were pushing down the Humber area. As a general rule,
most of the showers will die away by dawn. Just the odd one left by the
end of the night. Lowest temperatures at 10 Celsius. That is
50 degrees Fahrenheit. One or two showers are possible at first. There
will be some bright intervals. Clouds gradually increasing and
patchy rain in places. There will be dry and bright interludes. The fresh
south`west wind will ease down tomorrow. Top temperatures, around
13 for the East Riding and northern parts of Lincolnshire, and 14 for
central and southern Lincolnshire into north`west Norfolk. That rain
tomorrow will clear away. A brighter day on Friday but it is quite
unstable. Saturday, we might have a dry start but heavy rain will spread
north eastwards through the course of the day. Quite a cool day on
Sunday with some showery outbreak. Peter, that is the forecast.
Bobby says, Paul has more days off than Father Christmas, but it means
we see more of clearly Donovan. Say nothing. See you tomorrow.
Hundreds of oak trees are to be grown as part of Hull's 2017 City of
Culture celebrations. The acorns to grow them are returning to the city
after being gathered from trees in Western Australia. Those trees were
grown by some of the first settlers there, who had taken acorns from
East Yorkshire to their new home in the 1800s. Jo Makel has the story.
On the other side of the world, in Western Australia, the autumn winds
had shaken down hundreds of acorns. They've been gathered to be shipped
to Hull, and in a way sent back to their historical home, because they
come from these old oak trees near Perth. The settlers who established
this farm nearly 200 years ago were from East Yorkshire. The Hardy
family and other families actually left England from Hull. They brought
with them acorns, from which these magnificent oak trees were
propagated and grown, and we are now able to use them as a vehicle for
re`establishing a cultural connection between the two places.
And a few days ago, the acorns arrived. There we are. It's here at
the university's botanic gardens that they'll be planted and grown.
Two years ago, they successfully propagated a smaller number of
saplings from Australia. Two were planted on Holme on Spalding moor,
where some of the emigrants came from. This time, they're hoping to
succeed with around 400, to be used in a project for the City of Culture
celebrations. This is a real reminder of the past. Hull's got a
remarkable number of links with every country almost in the world.
We should celebrate this, especially as part of 2017. Where the trees
will go hasn't been finalised, but the City of Culture organisers are
working with artists and a number of environmental projects. The oak
trees could form part of what they are calling Growing Gateways to the
City. It fits with the international dimensional to the programme, it
fits with the legacy. It is fantastic. It's absolutely lovely,
but it's kind of unusual. It's a slightly quirky sort of situation.
Hull tends to celebrate its quirkiness, and these acorns not
only bring history full circle but will provide a lasting reminder of
2017. The southbound carriageway of the Humber Bridge is closed due to
an overturned car. Emergency services are at the scene at the
moment and there is queueing traffic. Five people been taken to
hospital as a precaution after the wrong mixture of chemicals was put
into a hotel swimming pool and Lincolnshire. There is concern in
health dangerous fumes. Fire crews were called to the hotel in Louth at
four o'clock this afternoon. The hotel was close but has now
reopened. Steve Bruce says Matthew fired is pushing for a starting
place in the FA Cup final. All city lost last night Manchester United.
They have one match left of the Premier League campaign before
attention turns their biggest match of the season against Arsenal at
Wembley. Everybody wants to play in an FA Cup final. The last thing you
want is to go in injured. Human nature kicks in. We can't wait. We
were disappointed at the weekend. We want to perform well and prove we
can play at this level. We have still got games to do and want to do
as well as we possibly can. It is unfortunate we were on the losing
side. Two swimmers from Lincoln have been named in the England squad for
this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Lizzie Simmonds and Sophie
Allen will both compete in the games which start in July. It will be
Simmonds' second Commonwealth Games after winning a silver in Delhi four
years ago. Thanks for getting in touch after we
told you Hull's City of Culture team says it will give work to Hull`based
firms, despite criticism it's using a London`based recruitment firm to
fill its three top jobs. Hull City Council is paying a national company
?60,000 to find a chairperson, a programme director and a chief
executive. Here are just a few of your comments.
attend a civic reception at Normanby Hall. The trophy was presented to
the team in front of hundreds of fans. From here, they boarded buses
for an open top two of the town. Russ Wilcox told Simon Spark how
important today is for the players and the fans. It is a special day
for everybody. smiling from ear to ear ever since.
Yes. It has been a crazy week. A very enjoyable week. Topped off
nicely fight tonight. What do you have two say to the people of
Scunthorpe? Just thanks for your support. They are the life and soul
of the football club. People move on but the supporters don't. They are
born Scunthorpe fans and they die scum pop fans. `` they die
Scunthorpe fans. We have a few pictures of the team on board the
buses. You can see a full report later. That will be in our late
reports at 10:25pm. Thank you for the pictures that are already in.
Let's get a recap of the national and regional headlines.
Britain's sending a small number of military experts to Nigeria, as more
countries offer to help find more than 200 missing school girls. East
Yorkshire's two main hospitals are told to make urgent improvements.
Inspectors say staff shortages are affecting care.
Tomorrow's weather: a big response on the story we had
at the top of the programme, the report from the Care Quality
Commission, the damning report looking at two hospitals in the
area. Steve says, the easy answer is get rid of government targets and
get the government to stop forming the government to stop performing
unneeded commissions and committees because that could pay for extra
staff. Malcolm says, I had heart surgery at Castle Hill three years
ago, always super attention from staff and enough staff to cope, I am
still good many thanks to them. Karen says, my mother was admitted
to the whole Royal infirmary last year and the level of care she
received was appalling on three different occasions `` my mother was
admitted to the Hull Royal infirmary. She left with no help.
She lost ?12 in weight over three months. Sarah said, I have been in
Castle Hill and received excellent care, in 2009 I was rushed into
their Hull Royal infirmary, where they said my life. Andrea says I was
sent home with a migraine, saying I was sure it was a glaucoma task. I
could have lost my sides. It is appalling.
Thank you for those. We will continue to follow the story. The
party is continuing at Normanby Hall as Scunthorpe United enjoyed a civic
reception. They seemed unlikely last November when Brian Laws was sacked
and Russ Wilcox was left in charge. We will remind ourselves of the
highlights of an incredible season. See you tomorrow. I don't think I
need to apply. They have seen what they have seen. Over the moon. Russ
Wilcox, get in there. Fantastic feeling. Unbelievable. We knew we
had a good group. They are the life and soul of the
club. They are born Scunthorpe fans and die Scunthorpe fans.
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